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Drone Laws in Laos

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Laos.

drone laws in LaosLaos Drone Regulations

According to Laos’s national aviation authority, the Department of Civil Aviation of Laos (DCAL), flying a drone is legal in Laos, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

If you’d like to contact the DCAL directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: laodca@laotel.com / +856 21 512164

flying a drone in Laos

Why fly a drone in Laos? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Laos

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Laos.

  • If your drone weighs 200 grams (.44 pounds) or more you must obtain permission from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications before flying.
  • Only fly during the day and in good weather conditions.
  • Do not fly over people or crowded areas.
  • Do not fly near airports or aircrafts that are in operation.
  • Respect the privacy of others when flying your drone.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Laos? Send us an email at support@uavcoach.com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Laos can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Laos? Here you go: